The Great Compromise

Words and Music by Raccoon

As recorded on White Horse Ranch Sessions


The chord progressions to this song are:

        G, D, C, G, C, G, F, E

        F, E


G††††††††††††††††††††††††† D

Talk to me Sunday preacher man

††††††††††† C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Tell me give my money to the government

C†††††††††††††††† G

As long as I pay their rent

F†††††††††††††††††††† E

Iím an all right guy

F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E

They forgot to tell me why


††††††† G††††††††††††††††† D

So I called up the TV station

††††† C†††††††††††††††††††† G

To tell him he was wrong

C†††††††††††††††††††† G

All I got was a two-bit story

††††††††† F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E

And a three point forty-eight song

F†††††††††††††††††††††††††† E

It lasted much too long


†††††††††††††††† G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D

Well I was walkin' down the street the other day

†† C††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

I came across some kids at play

C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Asked them if theyíd live another day

†††††††††††††††††††††† F†††††††††††††††††† E

And they said, ďNo - Letís get high

F†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E

You know I think that weíre all gonna dieĒ


†††††††††††††††††† G††††††††††††††††††† D

Well I said, ďNo thanks but please man


Iíve already had that disease

C††††††††††††††††† G

Iíve seen my years go by

F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E

Like the clouds in the sky

F†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E

You can see them passin' byĒ


G††††††††††††††††††††††† D††††††††††††† C†††††††††††††† G

So I donít wanna hear about your great compromise

C††††††††††††††††††††††† G††††††††† †††††††††F†††††††††††††††††††† E

When you finally find the truth youíre gonna be surprised

F†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E

Oh, youíre gonna be so surprised

F†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E

Oh, youíre gonna be so surprised


G††††††††††††††††††† D†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

You can tie my body down with your high-grade chains of steel

C††††††††††††††††† G†††††††††††††††††† F†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E

But my spirit still runs free - At least thatís the way I feel

F†††††††††††††††††††††† E

Thatís the way I feel

F†††††††††††††††††††††† E

Thatís the way I feel


G††††††††††††††† D††††††††††† C†††††††††††††† G

What do we do about our self evolution?

C†††††††††††††††† G†††† F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E

Fight off pollution and beat the dust from our souls

F†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E

I gotta beat the dust from my soul

F†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††E

We gotta beat the dust off our souls